SPOnG is secretly quite impressed that itís gotten to April this year and Nintendo president and coffin-dodger extraordinaire Hiroshi Yamauchi hasnít already announced his retirement, given that he generally steps down at Nintendo every other Tuesday.
But this time apparently, itís for real. A management shuffle to absorb his hands-on responsibilities is slated for June 29, according to a city release on Nintendoís Japanese website.
However, thereís a twist. Yamauchi-san will be keeping a consultant role at the Kyoto giant, understandable for a man owning such a whopping portion of the firmís shares, meaning in all likelihood that nothing very much is likely to change at all.
Stay tuned for news on Yamauchi-san retiring his consultant role, in favour of an advisory role, in the coming months.